Pira Barolo Margheria 2016 - 750ml

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96pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Luigi Pira 2016 Barolo Margheria is a soulful wine that opens to a floral bouquet marked by blue flower, pressed violet and lilac. Those aromas are wonderfully elegant and nuanced, and the wine sports a graceful and polished personality. Nothing is out of place. At the core, you get wild berry and cassis. Dig a little deeper to discover rusted iron or ferrous earth. Fruit is sourced from a 1.5-hectare site with classic Serralunga d'Alba calcareous clay soils that lend more structure and power to the wine. Some 7,000 bottles were produced, and I highly suggest you seek these out. -  Monica Larner

Winemaker Notes

The 2016 Luigi Pira Barolo Margheria is a garnet red color. Very intense and complex nose with notes of fruit and flowers and hints of leather and fresh hay. In the mouth it is full-bodied, elegant, with pleasant tannins that are typical of Nebbiolo and of the wines made in the area of Serralunga d’Alba. Perfect balance between tradition and innovation.